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Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

"Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke. It should be taken empty stomach regularly a fixed time each day. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. Some patients may develop cough and swelling of ankle as side effects of using this medicine. It may also produce dizziness initially, but this improves with time.
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Uses of Ramistar-AM Tablet

Ramistar-AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Cough
  • Stomach upset

How to use Ramistar-AM Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ramistar-AM Tablet works

Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and ramipril which lower blood pressure effectively. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

Ramistar-AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not take Ramistar-AM 5 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ramistar-AM

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
I have 110-170 blood pressure,sugar fasting100,cholostrol normal ,but now l have very high headache with pain only one side(left)
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
whatever medicine u taking for BP stop that and take ramistar H once daily
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References
  1. Department of Health - Drug Office (Hong Kong). Drug Interactions with Foods and Beverages; 2014. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Amlodipine. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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